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Windows keep saying windows is illegal windows

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    Chip May 11, 2010

    You have been hit by Microsoft's anti-Piracy Genuine Advantage program. It won't stop the computer from functioning, just does not let you have wallpaper or use windows update. What you need is a legitimate windows product key. If you think your key is legit and you believe there is a problem, call microsoft number that is given out on the genuine advantage page and talk with a customer service rep and see if they will issue you a new product key. You will probably have to give them the key that is on a sticker somewhere on your computer or it will be on a card that was in your instructions or paperwork when you bought it.


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This is often the case with PIRATE copies.

If you are 100% certain that this is not the case then calling Microsoft will be your best option.

There are times when this can happen even with legal copies although this is rare.

If it is an ILLEGAL copy then there is nothing that FIXYA can do to help.

Your serial number will either be on a sticker on the computer or on the packaging that came with your copy of windows.

These numbers cannot be used on different versions of windows eg. you cannot use and XP PRO number on VISTA etc.

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But I am again warning should conatct your vendor or format your computer if you want to do this the leagal way............

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